Antico Moderno Roses
The ‘Roma Naudé’ rose is a 60th birthday gift by husband Etienne in honour and appreciation for the love and care bestowed upon the hundreds of roses growing in Roma’s extensive garden.
This new variety was selected for its classical flower shape, the glorious
blend of shades of pink and perfume – a compliment to the real Roma Naudé.
The bush has a vigorous upright growth habit producing one to three
blooms on strong stems. The colour blend is a lavender pink with a silver cream on
the reverse of each petal.
Rosemary Ladlau is South Africa’s eminent flower arranger. She served as chairperson for the World Flower Association as well as being an honorary member of the South African Flower Union.Roses are part of Rosemary Ladlau’s artistic flower creations, but not just any roses but rather the garden roses with the more unusual shapes and colours.
The rose variety named in her honour is just that. A link between the Hybrid Tea and the French heritage roses with pointed, urn shaped buds opening slowly into full bodied blooms with the famous quartered centre of the old roses.
The colour is a very deep mauve-violet that is novel and not often found amongst the modern roses.
The fragrance that rises out of the open blooms is sweet and powerful.
The bush is vigorous, well branched with medium long stems and clothed in glossy, deep green, deeply veined, healthy leaves. It is a vigorous rose that will perform amongst other Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses, it is a pleasure to have this fragrant rose growing in a container near an open air sitting area and with its more compact spreading growth habit. It is excellent as a border plant, for tall growing cut roses or for shrubberies etc.
Pure white deco ball type blooms adorn this hip high plant.
White lifts all other colours and thus this dahlia can be planted amongst any roses or other dahlias.
Blooms last well in the vase.Colours: White
Gold medal winner for perfume at the Nantes International bi-annual evaluations in 1999.
This rose is vigorous and displays good resistance to disease. The large blooms are a warm tone of salmon and apricot which does not fade. This rose is also characterised by a pleasant and intense perfume.
A good companion to be planted with Bella di Todi.
This is what Sam McGredy, its creator, writes of this variety. “A lot of time has gone into the creation of ‘Tess’.
When I look at the rose I can from time to time, recognise all its ancestors. I very, very rarely pick a rose on first sight and say ‘that’s a winner’. However, there was little doubt about ‘Tess’ as the plant was just so big, healthy and robust compared to any other variety in the paddock.
The rose is old fashioned in style, as the flowers normally quarter when they open and it resembles the current crop of new/old roses’.
The colour is a lively cream apricot.
Amongst its ancestors, one finds ‘Sexy Rexy’, ‘New Year’, ‘Freude’, ‘Courvoisier’, ‘Athur Bell’ and ‘Dreaming’.
Written by Ludwig Taschner
The firm, bright orange petals form extremely long lasting blooms of a nostalgic quartered shape. They are carried on firm medium long stems and make excellent cut roses.
This fluorescent colour is novel for roses with the old flower shape and makes it a worthy addition in that range of varieties. The bush is vigorous and is an easy companion with other varieties of its kind as well as when planted amongst hybrid teas.
The Green Trust of NEDBANK presented the Krok brothers with this new rose for their 70th birthday. A percentage of the sales proceeds will go to their favourite charity.
This rose, selected to promote the Tuis/Home magazine, is a combination of an extraordinary garden rose producing
huge, long stemmed blooms of a very specific charm in flower shape and colour, to last endlessly when cut and used to
decorate the home.
Growing very neatly upright to a height of well over 2m it is ideal to soften narrow spaces, it stands proudly as background planting or as a screen for walls and makes a unique statement if planted in groups of 3 or 5.
The colour is a mélange of an orange pink from a deep cream base.
The shape and arrangement of the petals remind of the layers of tulle turning and waving as the ballerina’s tutu swirls during her routine of pirouettes, pique turns and leaps. When it comes to performance, this rose exerts the same amount of agile, powerful but controlled energy! A member of our STAMINA group because of a growth habit that is as wide as it is tall. The leaves cover the stems from top to bottom, shading the roots and enabling them to stretch wide and deep. The blooms are large, quartered and full. They are moderately fragrant but thick petalled affording them a long vase life. The colour is deep pink ruffled with shades of purple. In terms of delivering on flower power, health and vigour, this rose may just represent a turning point…Plant Height: Shoulder HeightColours: Pink , Purple Uses: Cut-flowers
Not a day goes by without Una van der Spuy, South African gardening icon, inspecting, snipping, watering, weeding, keeping her huge garden in impeccable condition. The house and garden is a heritage site, located in Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch.
This rose was named in appreciation of her dedication to horticulture.
The rose produces a profusion of flowers, being a combination of modern, pointed buds opening into quartered rosette blooms.
This rose remains a personal favourite & has received high acclaim from many gardeners around the country. Pointed buds unfold, reaching a perfect star formation.
Salmon deepening to orange colour. A good garden rose & excellent for picking. The plant is medium to tall, vigorous, well branched & clothed in hardy, disease resistant foliage.